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Release: #15-55
June 30, 2015
Contact: Communications
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Trustee Retires from Inglewood Unified School District

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that Inglewood Unified School District State Trustee Don Brann is retiring after two years of service.

"Don Brann brought his enthusiasm and experience to the district at a time of great challenges, and set it on course to return to local control by balancing the budget," Torlakson said. "We thank him for his leadership and wish him the best in his retirement."

Dr. Brann was appointed state trustee in July 2013 and will remain at the district during the transition process. A search for a replacement will begin immediately.

Torlakson said he stands ready to make the transition as smooth as possible and pledged to work closely with the school board and the community.

The state took over the district in September 2012 under legislation passed at the request of the district that provided up to $55 million in emergency state loans to help the district meet its financial obligations. The legislation required the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to assume all the legal rights, duties, and powers of the governing board of the district.

The district is the ninth school district in California to request an emergency loan, thus triggering the state trusteeship, since 1990. Since then, local governance has been returned to four of these districts.

For more information on state trusteeships, please go to State Emergency Loans on the California Department of Education Web site.

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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